Messing About In Puddles
Pacific v UCS Old Boys at Alexandra Palace  Mon 26-May-2014 at 11am
Friendly fixture

A wet day spent contesting the memorial trophy at Ally Pally. †The start was delayed by over three hours to allow the pitch to dry after morning rain. †Lunch was a good feast. †A timed contest ensued with UCS inserted.

UCS batted well on a damp track through intermittent drizzle to make 170odd. †JB and Mike had opened the bowling with tight spells that suffered from butter fingered fielders. †John Hill pulled a calf muscle in the first few overs. †Nuggsy disappeared for twenty in his first over to waste their efforts but after that slipped and slided his way to a five fer as the pitch disintegrated but the fielders held their catches. †Craig bowled with good control from the other end. †Allan bowled three overs at the end but the butter finger fielders returned.

Tea was good if a little lacking in cake.

The chase was never likely to succeed due to a lack of batting strength, ball snaring outfield and the quagmire of a pitch. †UCS bowled well and only Lay with 20 in the top order provided lengthy resistance. †Our cause was not helped by some bad calling (poor Ben victim of Steve's overambition) and some questionable umpiring. †However, Nuggsy and Mike played out the final few overs comfortably enough as the pitch squelched and puddles formed.


The return of the all day game for the Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Trophy to be contested by 2 sides of veterans. Eligibility is that anyone who played in the same team as John McDougall is up for selection. Likewise John Lindridge for UCS OBs.

The team for Monday is Steve Lay, Mike Alexander, Ben Hardisty, Jonathan Hardisty, Craig Jones, John Hill, Steve Emmins, John Baglivi, Matt Holliday (keeper), Allan Roberts and James Gleadow (token youth policy). Itís an 11am start, so can you please be at the ground by 10.30. Details re the ground are on the Pacific website. Thereís plenty of parking. Hopefully lunch and tea will be provided. We havenít a captain. If anyoneís keen to do it, please own up, otherwise Iím happy to step in.

UCS Old Boys v Pacific
UCS Old Boys innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  J Craig c Baglivi b Gleadow  71  85  58  5  2  
  S Gardiner c Roberts b Alexander  6  65  60  0  0  
  R Abol lbw b Gleadow  3  33  18  0  0  
  T MacGowan c Jones b Gleadow  32  48  29  5  0  
  D Rosenthal b Gleadow  4  15  19  0  0  
  A Diamond c Hardisty b Gleadow  13  23  23  1  0  
  N Hogg not out  21  0  13  3  0  
  J Ward not out  13  0  8  2  0  
  T Orford did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  D Garfunkel did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  J Crofts did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 11, nb 0) 14    
 TOTAL (39.0 Overs) 177/6    
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling O M R W  
 Mike Alexander 11 3 36 1  
 John Baglivi 6 0 18 0  
 James Gleadow 13 3 64 5  
 Craig Jones 6 0 26 0  
 Allan Roberts 3 0 30 0  
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Ben Hardisty run out Bobby/Jamie  0  7  9  0  0  
  Steve Emmins lbw b Ward  7  42  37  0  0  
  Jonathan Hardisty b Orford  1  9  6  0  0  
  Craig Jones b Orford  0  2  2  0  0  
  Steve Lay* c Hogg b Hogg  20  62  53  0  0  
  Matt Holliday† lbw b Orford  1  5  5  0  0  
  John Baglivi b Crofts  0  11  10  0  0  
  Allan Roberts b Hogg  2  15  13  0  0  
  James Gleadow not out  17  0  53  1  0  
  Mike Alexander not out  7  0  28  0  0  
  John Hill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 0) 5    
 TOTAL (36.0 Overs) 60/8    
 Fall of wickets:  1-2 , 2-4 , 3-4 , 4-20 , 5-21 , 6-26 , 7-34 , 8-43
Bowling O M R W  
 Ward 10 2 14 1  
 Orford 10 4 14 3  
 Crofts 8 5 6 1  
 Hogg 6 0 21 2  
 Garfunkel 2 1 1 0  

Other matches:
 Mon 28-May-2018, Highgate CC,
 PCC retain the cup!, Mon 29-May-2017, Mill Hill Village CC, Drawn
 Memorial Cup comes home!, Mon 30-May-2016, UCS Playing Fields, Won 9 runs
 Victory denied, Sun 27-Sep-2015, Walker Cricket Ground, Drawn
 So close no matter how far, Mon 25-May-2015, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn
 UCS - Unfortunate consistent showers, Mon 25-Aug-2014, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Pacific crackers deny cheesy boys, Sat 25-Aug-2012, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn
 Same old Story.., Sun 24-Jul-2011, Queens College, Lost 125 Runs
 Craig Secures Another Year of Possession, Sun 25-Jul-2010, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets
 Final Trophy Challenge Slips From Grasp, Sun 26-Jul-2009, Queens College, Lost 128 runs
 That Monday feeling, Mon 28-Jul-2008, Queens College, Postponed
 Challenge Dissipates Like The Flood Water, Sun 29-Jul-2007, Queens College, Lost 83 Runs
 No CCC Bail Out as UCS Drop Out, Sat 16-Jun-2007, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Wrong End of Another Record, Sun 30-Jul-2006, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets
 Braden Graduates With a First in Oxford, Sun 31-Jul-2005, Queens College, Won 8 wickets
 Webley's Weekender Smashes Records, Sun 17-Jul-2005, UCS Playing Fields, Won 156 Runs
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 01-Aug-2004, Queens College, Lost 5 wickets
 6 a side ? No Thanks !, Sun 18-Jul-2004, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Pacific End Win Drought in Run Deluge!, Sun 03-Aug-2003, Queens College, Won by 139 Runs
 Delay . Play . Lunch . Play . Rain, Sun 08-Jun-2003, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 04-Aug-2002, Queens College, Drawn
 Damp Forecast came True, Sun 09-Jun-2002, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 05-Aug-2001, Queens College, Won by 7 wkts
 Late assault sees Pacific home, Sun 03-Jun-2001, Away, Won by 4 wkts
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 06-Aug-2000, Queens College, Lost by 5 wkts
 Bowlers on top, Sun 04-Jun-2000, UCS Playing Fields, Won by 5 wkts
 Pitch unplayable, Sun 30-May-1999, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Game off, Sat 25-Jul-1998, Oakhill Park, Cancelled
 Too many injuries, Sun 31-May-1998, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Waterlogged ground., Sun 29-Jun-1997, Oakhill Park, Cancelled
 Garfunkel in rearguard action, Sun 01-Jun-1997, Eve Field, Drawn